Bruce Dean Williamson was born on May 27, 1957 to Oscar and Doris (Steinberg) Williamson in Trimont, MN. He attended Trimont High School. On September 10, 1983, he was united in marriage to Paula Marquardt at the United Methodist Church in Trimont. After their marriage, they lived and worked in the Trimont area, until Bruce went back to school and received a degree in Telecommunications. Upon his graduation from Minnesota West in 1989, he was employed with CC&I Engineering, Inc. of Fargo, ND. CC&I Engineering (now Compass Consultants) relocated to Perham in 1997 and Bruce continued working for them until 2012. In 2012, he started working for Northeast Service Coop of Mountain Iron, MN as their Outside Plant Manager. In the spring of 2016, he became employed with MP Nexlevel, Inc. of Maple Lake, MN as a Construction Supervisor. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, and “tinkering” in his garage on any given project.
In the early morning on Sunday, May 21, 2017, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer, Bruce was called to eternal rest at the age of 59.
Bruce is survived by his spouse Paula; his daughters Nicole and Tesa of Perham; mother Doris Marquardt of rural Welcome, MN; sisters Jeannette “Pinky” (David) Metcalf of Mountain View, MO, Tami Williamson of Rochester, MN; brother Tod (Twyla) Williamson of rural Welcome, MN; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Bruce was preceded in death by his father Oscar on November 25, 1977; brother Harlan on December 4, 1986; sister Kay on July 21, 2015; and other relatives.
Visitation & Sharing of Memories will be Thursday, May 25 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham. Visitation & Sharing of Memories will also be held Saturday, May 27 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Tod & Twyla Williamson home, 1667 100th Ave, Welcome, MN 56181.
Bruce's family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley for their kind and compassionate care.